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ERIC Number: ED497562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9296-1078-5
Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks
Newburger, Abigail; Vaughan, Elizabeth
Redleaf Press
By enhancing the block play in classrooms, teachers can help children acquire the emerging skills they need--with numbers, vocabulary, and reading--for kindergarten readiness. Newburger and Vaughan provide a theoretical foundation describing why and how to use blocks, and give guidance on selecting blocks and block safety. With chapters on the seven developmental stages of block building in young children, this book illuminates the learning potential in the common uses of block play, including: (1) constructing doorways and bridges; (2) building fences and walls; (3) creating patterns with blocks; (4) using blocks in make-believe games; and (5) making known things. Following acknowledgments and introduction: How to Use This Book, the book contains 12 chapters: (1) Why Blocks?; (2) Basic Learning Rules for Young Children; (3) Basic Learning Rules for Young Children--Language and Literacy; (4) Discovering; (5) Towers and Roads; (6) Doorways and Bridges; (7) Fences and Walls; (8) Patterns; (9) Pretending; (10) Making Known Things; (11) Safety; and (12) Useful Information.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A